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Do you really think you will need a chiller to keep it at 74? I would think if your house has AC ? you would be good if using LEDs as they have no real heat.

 

Tank looks sweet!

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Do you really think you will need a chiller to keep it at 74? I would think if your house has AC ? you would be good if using LEDs as they have no real heat.

 

Tank looks sweet!

 

My wife gets cold if the room temperature is much cooler than 74. My experience with these tanks is that the pumps heat the water a few degrees. I'm also going to run a UV, which will bring the temp up a degree or so too. So, I wouldn't expect to be able to keep the water temp at 74 without making the house 72-ish, which is a non-starter.

 

During the winter she cranks the gas fireplace and that heats up the room worse than in the summer. :rolleyes:

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So, after my wife made me move the tank to three different places in our living room, and empty and move the planted tank (and then back to the same place), I was able to get the new seahorse tank wet.

 

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Chiller and heavy duty UV sterilizer to keep the horses happy.

 

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The AI Hydra light that came with the Red Sea E-170 tank is awesome! Thanks again Jeff at Cuttleffish for ordering the tank for me.

 

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Holy schmoly! That's a nice sized piece. You're the goni-whisperer.

 

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Yes, I try to keep it around .08.

 

What test kit are you using? I am looking but have heard mixed reviews on certain ones.

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What test kit are you using? I am looking but have heard mixed reviews on certain ones.

For Phosphate I use the Hanna checker. For everything else I use Salifert kits. (The Salifert Phosphate kit is good too--I just got into the habit of using the Hanna.)

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For Phosphate I use the Hanna checker. For everything else I use Salifert kits. (The Salifert Phosphate kit is good too--I just got into the habit of using the Hanna.)

 

Low range?

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Are you using the egg hanna to test po4 Andy? That thing is not very consistent ime :(

The egg, yes. It has been fairly consistent for me. I also use the Salifert PO4 test.

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It's breakfast time in the Seahorse Paradise!

 

Thanks, Garrett, for the Pipefish, gobies, and the pair of Hippocampus erectus! Thanks to Jeff for the Red Sea E-170. It's a sweet tank!

 

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Now I've got the female eating out of a Spider Conch shell, which makes it easy to remove uneaten food when she is done feeding. Still working on the male. He's being rebellious. The banded pipefish is doing a good job cleaning up after the male, though.

 

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Man, my wife would be so jealous... she loves seahorses and pipe fish both!  Looking really nice Andy.  Very cool that you have them (or at least one) eating out of the shell.

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